Brisbane, data australe ( 😀 ) 4 novembre 2015…
let’s try in English (please, don’t be cruel to my language knowledge!): so here I am in the land of big distances, wallabies, kangaroos and much, much more, trying to be a food blogger upside down, which means I will cook may be less than in Italy, but will do a lot of hunting for what’s cool here on the side of food and wine and accessories.
I have been landing yesterday night with my hubby after the longest flight of my life and may be the most challenging one, as we caught a storm across China and it hasn’t been such a fun: I really wanted to say Please stop, I want to get off and yes, I am not an airplane lover, but I think it has been too much for many people on there.
First impression of the town while being driven home by friends: huge.
Second impression: clean.
Yes: Brisbane is huge and the roads are clean, I couldn’t spot one single small piece of paper brought from the wind and this is not because there’s no wind.
Being driven home with the wonderful smell of a fresh mango in a basket with other survival supplies has been the best Welcome to Australia ever and I really need to thank Del&Stephen for their kindness.
Third impression: OMG, I knew it was nearly Summer here, but feeling it is different from hearing about.
Hot and humid, but windy, so not too bad in the end.
Though they forecast 31 degrees and a lot of humidity it cannot be worse than last Summer in Italy.
Fourth impression: Ok, let’s use public transportation, cause my driving license is almost 30 years old and my mind is set on the right side of the road and this goes automatically.
I don’t think I can start thinking left… I mean: of course I can for 1 hour, but what after three hours?
Fifth impression: the apartment we rent on the 10th floor of a vintage building of the 60’s is absolutely wonderful and has an amazing view.
Incredibly the door has just one single little key to lock: we really are more than 10.000 miles away from Italy, where they sometimes try to enter your home despite to the fact you’re in or not.
The kitchen is perfect to cook and to make videos which is ok ‘cause I would like to fix something special after visiting the local market.
And… look, the owner must be a food lover or may be a food blogger him/herself, ‘cause there’s an entire treasure in cuisine books!
Some of them are vintage, some about vegetarian cooking and the most interesting to me is the Italian Cooking Book, ‘cause I have no idea what is popular here about Italian’s cuisine.
Now, it’s time to go to bed no matter what time is it: it is dark and my biological watch says I haven’t been sleeping since a century or two and he’s claiming divorce, but I will take some pics of the best recipes next days.